John 4:24 “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
🔴 TRUE WORSHIPPERS
Throughout God’s Word, we learn worship sacrifices to God were accepted or rejected.
In Genesis chapter 4, God received Abel and his offering but refused Cain and his offering. In the old Testament, forgiveness required a physical sacrifice or offering to restore a relationship with God. God prescribed praise, worship, and thanksgiving sacrifices that you can read in the first seven chapters of Leviticus.
In the new Testament,
Jesus became the only perfect sacrifice. Jesus paid the price in full for our sins. God cannot look at sin, but what He sees when we ask for forgiveness is His one and only Son, who died for our sins. And for that reason alone, we should live out Romans 12:1-2 with joy and thanksgiving by worshipping the Father in Spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
Romans 12:1-2, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, and sisters, because of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will.”
Let’s pray: God, we want you to be happy with our praise; we want you to
be pleased with our words, our deeds, and the life that we live. Teach us, dear Lord, to live and to give in your perfect will and in your perfect way.
Give us your character and your mindset to love and reach others, as we love you because of the love you continually show us and give your life for us.
This devotional was written by Diana L.W. Coleman a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose®. Edited by Torrie Slaughter in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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